Boyer shatters javelin school record at Dutcher Classic

By Jacob Knabel on Apr. 19, 2024 in Track & Field

VIDEO: Matthew Boyer breaks school javelin record


CRETE, Neb. – In a meet that will mostly play out on Saturday, sophomore Matthew Boyer turned heads with a massive throw at the Jim Dutcher Memorial Classic hosted by Doane. Boyer shattered the Concordia University Track & Field record in highlighting the second of three days in Crete, Neb. A full meet recap will be posted on Saturday after all events have concluded.

Boyer’s toss in the javelin on Friday (April 19) landed at 219’ 1,” far surpassing the previous school standard of 205’ 5” by Kevin Baker in 1986. Boyer also significantly increased his former personal best of 201’ 6.” As noted by throws coach Ed McLaughlin, Boyer’s throw represents the farthest toss in program history for any throws event. The previous high had been 219 feet in the hammer by 2021 NAIA hammer throw national champion Jacob Cornelio. In the Dutcher Classic competition, Boyer defeated the runner up by more than 30 feet.

As other highlights from Thursday and Friday, senior Amy Richert and sophomore Josi Noble led the way in the heptathlon, placing second and third, respectively, and senior Calvin Rohde placed first in the 5,000 meters in a time of 14:58.96. The meet is slated to pick back up at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday from Al Papik Field and Lauritsen Outdoor Track.